THQ Nordic on Darksiders, de Blob, Nintendo Switch, & More
In a recent interview with Nintendo Everything, Business & Product Development Director Reinhard Pollice of THQ Nordic discussed many things that should be of interest to Nintendo fans.
When Nordic Games acquired the THQ brand and renamed itself THQ Nordic, one of the series gained was Darksiders. The remastered Darksiders: Warmastered Edition came out in November for the PS4 and Xbox One, but the Wii U release date is still unknown. Pollice addressed the delay in his interview, saying that they “spent more time on a few things than [they] thought and optimizing the game for the Wii U is still a tough task.”
Although we still don’t know when Darksiders: Warmastered Edition will be out for the Wii U, it’s good to know THQ Nordic is still working on it.
Meanwhile, when asked if they have any plans to continue the de Blob franchise, he responded with a simple “Yes, we do.” de Blob was a puzzle platformer that came out for the Wii in 2008, with a sequel released in 2011. It will be interesting to see that series return. He also still hopes to return to the Deadly Creatures IP, although they recently experienced a setback. Deadly Creatures was a 2009 action game for the Wii.
Pollice went on to say that he’s pleased with the performance of their Wii U games, and that he believes “Nintendo platforms are always worth supporting.” THQ Nordic currently has two games in development for the Nintendo Switch.
But while that was the end of his interview with Nintendo Everything, it’s not the end of today’s news about THQ Nordic. THQ Nordic has acquired a few more brands:
- Sphinx and the Cursed Mummy
- War Leaders: Clash of Nations
- Legends of War
In the press release from THQ Nordic about the acquisition, CEO Lars Wingefors mentioned that Sphinx and the Cursed Mummy “is very well suited for the Nintendo audience.” While he didn’t make any promises, it sounds as though we could see something from the Sphinx IP in the future.
THQ Nordic is a solid supporter of Nintendo, with two Nintendo Switch games already in development. What do you most want to see from them? A new de Blob game? More from Deadly Creatures? Perhaps a remaster of or sequel to Sphinx and the Cursed Mummy? Let us know in the comments.